Really Rich Spaghetti Bolognese - 'goodfellas' Style

Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

In Goodfellas the movie, (and Casino) they love their rich meat sauces, (unlike the fairly bland British varion of Bolognese). The finished recipe should look a rich red colour. Don't bother with this unless you have sun dried tomatoes.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Fry onions briskly in a little oil.
  2. Add mince and fry at high heat until brown.
  3. (remove fat from pan).
  4. Add the tomato puree and drop the heat to medium.
  5. Stir in the sun dried tomato paste.
  6. Add salt.
  7. Add pepper.
  8. Add garlic.
  9. Add red wine.
  10. Add mustard.
  11. Simmer for 15 minutes.
  12. Chop bacon into little pieces the size of croutons and fry in a little oil in a small frying pan until cooked.
  13. Add bacon to bolognese.
  14. Add chopped raw celery (no need to boil it).
  15. Add brown sugar.
  16. Simmer on low heat for 1 hour.
  17. Serve with your favorite pasta.


Most Helpful

I love this recipe. It is really rich in flavor. I made this 6 times and it tasted REALLY GOOD everytime <33333 thank you very much!

Hessa86 September 05, 2010

Went down a treat! Was really surprised that balsamic vinegar could replace the red wine, but it worked well. Takes quite a while to cook, but worth the wait...

Matthew Sheppard October 01, 2005

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